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Smith Predictor Controller

Discrete-time Smith dead-time compensator

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Description

The Smith Predictor Controller block compensates for dead time by implementing a Smith dead-time PI control structure in discrete time. This diagram shows the equivalent circuit for the block.

Equations

The transfer function for a system with dead-time is

Gf(s)=Gp(s)eτs,

where:

  • τ is the system dead time.

  • Gp(s) is the process model.

  • Gf(s) is prediction error filter.

Ports

Input

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Plant system reference signal.

Data Types: single | double

External reset signal (rising edge) for the integrator.

Data Types: Boolean

Plant system output signal.

Data Types: single | double

Output

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Control system output signal.

Data Types: single | double

Parameters

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Proportional gain, Kp, of the PI controller.

Integral gain, Ki, of the PI controller.

Value of the integrator at simulation start time.

Upper limit for the control output signal.

Lower limit for the control output signal.

Numerator of the system discretized transfer function. To determine the discrete transfer function, if you have a license for Control System Toolbox™, use the c2d function.

Denominator of the system discretized transfer function. To determine the discrete transfer function, if you have a license for Control System Toolbox, use the c2d function.

Number of samples of the dead time.

Time interval between samples. If the block is inside a triggered subsystem, inherit the sample time by setting this parameter to -1. If this block is in a continuous variable-step model, specify the sample time explicitly. For more information, see What Is Sample Time? (Simulink) and Specify Sample Time (Simulink).

References

[1] Velagic. J. "Design of Smith-like Predictive Controller with Communication with Communication Delay Adaptation."International Journal of Electrical, Computer, Energetic, Electronic and Communication Engineering. Vol 2, Number 11, 2008, pp. 2447-2481.

Introduced in R2017b

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